triphibian

noun
tri·​phib·​i·​an | \ (ˈ)trī¦fibēən \
plural -s

Definition of triphibian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a person and especially a military commander who is triphibian
2 : a triphibian airplane

triphibian

adjective
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Definition of triphibian (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : adept at war alike on land, at sea, and in the air
b : designed for or equipped to operate from land, water, snow, or ice as well as in the air a triphibian airplane
2 : triphibious sense 1 a triphibian military operation

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History and Etymology for triphibian

Noun

tri- + -phibian (as in amphibian, noun)

Adjective

tri- + -phibian (as in amphibian, adjective)

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“Triphibian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triphibian. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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